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Linux Is Getting Valve’s Steam Platform Soon
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It’s a fun little joke to say that Mac doesn’t get any games, but we know that to be totally untrue. More and more developers are making sure their games can run on OS X ever since Apple switched to …

LinkedIn Open-Sources its iPhone Navigation Code LinkedIn Open-Sources its iPhone Navigation Code

LinkedIn, the popular business and career networking social network, announced that it would be releasing the navigation code from its simplified iPhone app as an open source library. Sudeep Yegnashankaran, a mobile software “imagineer” for LinkedIn, made the announcement in …

GlobaLeaks: The Open Source Whistleblower Software GlobaLeaks: The Open Source Whistleblower Software

Since the rise of WikiLeaks, there have been many sites that rose up to be the next document leaking platform. They have all seen various degrees of success, but a new service might just be worth it. GlobaLeaks is an …

Twitter Now An Official Sponsor Of The Apache Foundation Twitter Now An Official Sponsor Of The Apache Foundation

Twitter has been on a roll recently. They are becoming one of the friendliest companies to developers, innovators and open source evangelists. Their latest move may just bump them up to god-like status. Twitter announced today that they are now …

Google Reveals its Open Source Networking Google Reveals its Open Source Networking
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Google announced this week that it has overhauled its internal networking infrastructure to reduce costs and increase efficiency. To do this, Google is using a software-defined, open source networking system called OpenFlow. The OpenFlow protocol allows network packets to be …

Google Earth + Camera Balloons = Awesome DIY Aerials Google Earth + Camera Balloons = Awesome DIY Aerials
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Google Maps announced a fascinating addition to the Google Earth collection of imagery today, saying that it has partnered up with the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science to begin including user-captured aerial views of various parts of earth. …

Netflix Making Its Cloud Software Open Source Netflix Making Its Cloud Software Open Source

Whether it be for education, help with programming or just out of good will, a lot of companies are now putting their software up as open source. This allows developers to poke and prod at the source code to find …

The Dart Platform: An Introduction To Web Development The Dart Platform: An Introduction To Web Development

There are many languages and platforms when it comes to developing apps for the Web, mobile and servers. One of the languages vying for your attention is Google’s Dart Web development language. Seth Ladd, a developer advocate of Dart and …

Twitter Makes Its MySQL Work Open Source Twitter Makes Its MySQL Work Open Source

MySQL is one of, if not, the best database management systems. It’s even better because it’s open source which allows anybody to make changes to it as they see fit for their own needs. Major companies use it to power …

Google Details Summer Of Code In Hangout Google Details Summer Of Code In Hangout

Last week Google announced the Summer of Code 2012, a program has students working with open source development projects around the country while the search giant pays them for their work. This year’s Summer of Code features more than 180 …

Linux Foundation Releases Annual Development Report Linux Foundation Releases Annual Development Report

Every year, the Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of the Linux platform, compiles an annual development report that details the Linux kernel development process. The report covers the work completed through the Linux kernel 3.2 release. …

Facebook Open Sources Ringmark To Make Mobile Browsers Better Facebook Open Sources Ringmark To Make Mobile Browsers Better
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When Facebook first filed for its IPO, it was clear, reading through the company’s risk factors that the company has a lot of vulnerability in the mobile department, though it has certainly been working hard to change that. In late …

Yahoo!’s Mojito Going Open Source Yahoo!’s Mojito Going Open Source

Open source is the lifeblood of the development community. It keeps innovation flowing and developers on top of their game. Google and Microsoft are both pushing heavily into the open source realm. Yahoo! today announced they’re throwing their hat in …

Google’s Go Project Gets Stable Release Google’s Go Project Gets Stable Release

Google has been toiling away on the Go Project since 2009. Besides having one of the most adorable mascots ever – Tux had better step up his game – Go is the company’s open source programming language. After three years …

Microsoft Makes ASP.NET Open Source Microsoft Makes ASP.NET Open Source

Microsoft is becoming increasingly more and more one of the good guys within the tech community. Their latest move is definitely going to make a lot of developers happy. Scott Hanselman, a Microsoft employee, announced Tuesday that Microsoft is making …

Google Offers Students Summer Jobs In Coding Google Offers Students Summer Jobs In Coding
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As a recent graduate, I think I’m going to miss summer vacation the most. Three months of doing absolutely nothing but playing video games and eating cheez-its was absolute bliss. Turns out some people actually enjoy working during summer and …

The Future Of Firefox Mobile The Future Of Firefox Mobile
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Firefox Mobile has been pretty great to me so far, and I’m sure it has been the same for the 8 million plus users who have downloaded it. While it’s not moving from Android anytime soon, it would be good …

Raspberry Pi Developer Webinar Coming April 4 Raspberry Pi Developer Webinar Coming April 4
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The Raspberry Pi is a tiny $25 computer intended for children that sold out to adults wanting to play with it. It really is quite the amazing work of art as far as computers are concerned. It runs on Linux …

Drupal Bringing Open Source CMS To The Masses Drupal Bringing Open Source CMS To The Masses

Open source is a fantastic element of the software ecosystem and recent studies have shown that it’s on par with traditional proprietary software. Drupal is one of the ring leaders in the open source movement by providing expansive, yet simple …

Mozilla Announces Living Docs Project in Open-Source Documentaries Mozilla Announces Living Docs Project in Open-Source Documentaries

Mozilla hopes to revolutionize open-source, Web-based documentaries through its new Living Docs Project, which launched yesterday. The open source non-profit organization announced recently its partnership with The Tribeca Film Institute, The Center for Social Media at American University, ITVS, and …

Microsoft Donates “Mayhem” To Outercurve Foundation Microsoft Donates “Mayhem” To Outercurve Foundation

The Outercurve Foundation has announced that Microsoft Research has donated an open-source scripting system called Mayhem to the foundation. Mayhem is to serve as the centerpiece of Outercurve’s newly-formed Innovators Gallery. Mayhem is scripting software designed to enable non-programers to …